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Investor Alleges Thais Piotrowski Recommended Unsuitable Alternative Investments

Thais Piotrowski (CRD #: 4729077), a broker registered with Ameriprise Financial Services, allegedly made unsuitable investment recommendations, according to her BrokerCheck record, accessed on November 11, 2022. If you want to learn more about her conduct as a broker, keep reading.

Investor Dispute

On September 2, 2022, an investor alleged that Thais Piotrowski recommended unsuitable and aggressive alternative investments. The client seeks $150,000 in damages in this pending dispute.

FINRA Rule 2111

FINRA Rule 2111 requires brokers to recommend securities that adequately suit an investor’s financial goals. Brokers must consider the information in an investor’s profile, such as the investor’s risk tolerance, age, and tax status.

  • High-risk investments may be unsuitable due to their likelihood of losing money.
  • Illiquid investments can be difficult to sell in the short-term and tend to incur high fees when investors attempt to sell them too soon.
  • Excessive trading violates the need for quantitative suitability. This means that the overall number of trades executed must also be suitable for the client’s financial goals.
  • Investment strategies are also required to be suitable for the investor. For example, the level of risk involved in overconcentration of securities in a certain sector or stock may be unsuitable for some investors.

Investors who rely on their broker for recommendations may be able to recoup their losses through FINRA arbitration.

Background Information

Thais Piotrowski has passed the following exams:

  • Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law Examination
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination

Thais Piotrowski is a registered broker in 35 states and a registered investment adviser in Florida and Texas.

She previously worked for IDS Life Insurance Company (CRD#:6321).

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Thais Piotrowski and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

For over 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated on behalf of investors who want to recover their investment losses from brokers and brokerage firms. Kurta Law is a nationally recognized law firm and exclusively represents investors against brokers and brokerage firms on a contingency basis. This means that the firm only earns a fee if our securities attorneys recover money on your behalf.